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Story Valve promises three announcements this week srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:40pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 10:17pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 526 srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 12:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:52pm
Story openSUSE 13.1 Beta Released with Btrfs Testing srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:05am
Story Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 11:55pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 1:59pm
Story Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:08pm
Story Open source to bridge the global digital divide srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:06pm
Story Slackware 14.1 on Its Way srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:05pm

odds & ends (leftovers)

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News
  • The Hacker Test: More Linux and Unix Humor

  • Docunification
  • Freezy Linux is a free, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system
  • Zimbra Adds Support for Ubuntu 8.04
  • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds

IS Ubuntu Hardy really THAT buggy ?

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Ubuntu

lazytechguy.com: Blogsphere and forums are full of post saying that hardy is much more buggy than Gutsy or any other previous release. Come on this is a LTS release, how can this be so buggy ? Lets take a look at some of the posts

and a few more

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HowTos
  • Short Tip: Compare revisions with SVN

  • How to split screen your command line
  • Installing and Running sendmail in Red Hat Linux
  • How I repaired a corrupted grub menu.lst config file
  • Using more than 4 GB RAM on Debian etch 32bit

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Enable extra compiz fusion effects in Mandriva Linux

  • Compile the Kernel on Debian etch
  • Blackberry tethering in Mandriva with barry-ppp

An Inside look at Debian -- Chatting with DPL Steve McIntyre

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Linux
Interviews

blogs.sun.com: Down in Argentina I grabbed some time with Steve McIntyre, Debian's 11th project leader since its founding 15 years ago. Steve has been on the job since April of this year and I checked in to see how it was going.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu

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Linux

snemir.blogspot: With a short break between the classes, I decided to try to install Ubuntu and Fedora Core 9 on my laptop to compare the two...

Top Five Linux Distros

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Linux

techbrave.com: Lots of distributions, of course using Linux is nightmare for the windows users and selecting the right distribution is a much greater nightmare, thousands of distros to choose from. And the best way is to look for the distribution that suits you the most. Here are some of the top linux distros.

What is Top 10 of Ubuntu-based Linux Distributions

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Ubuntu

techgyaan.org: I want to know what is the top 10 of Ubuntu-based Linux Distributions shown in the following list. VnTutor Blog help me really to explore Ubuntu World. Heads up to VnTutor

AntiX 7.5 is Now Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Anti and MEPIS announce the release of antiX MEPIS 7.5, "Toussaint Louverture." New features based on community contributions are led by the antiX Control Centre, which provides a single handy place for managing desktop, system, network, and hardware.

5 Least Popular Desktop Environments for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: KDE, GNOME, and Xfce are without doubt the most well-known desktop environments for Linux at the moment. They are utilized by majority of Linux Distributions simply because they are very much stable and usable. But did you know that there are other capable Free and Open-source desktop environments that you probably haven’t heard of?

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Learning Linux Chmod Using Numbers

  • Linux - Getting the Correct Time
  • BASH: Prepend A Text / Lines To a File
  • How to set Virtual Box in Full screen Mode?
  • Optimizing the Ubuntu Boot Process

few bloggings

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Linux
  • Mint Linux, working straight out of the box

  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 on my Aspire One
  • Ubuntu On My Macbook

5 Most Underrated Linux Apps

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Software

internetling.com: FOSS is evolving. Computers are getting faster and cheaper. Nowadays, even open source software has a lot of internal competition, and with more processing power, developers are now able to churn out feature-rich applications. But do we need them?

Dell/Ubuntu Inspiron 1525 Review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

marksitblog.blogspot: I recently purchased a new Dell 1525 laptop running Ubuntu 8.04. I've been in need of a new laptop for about a year, and decided to take the plunge and see how good a Linux based laptop from Dell really is.

What Ubuntu 8.10 SHOULD look like

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Ubuntu

lunduke.com: This is just a mockup that someone put together for a possible look and feel for the next Ubuntu release (Intrepid Ibex), which is due out in October. But. Wow. Yes. This is what Ubuntu should look like.

GNU/Linux and thin-clients across the school

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Garry Saddington is ICT co-ordinator at Skegness Grammar School. The school uses a very wide range of free and open source applications – in fact all of the curriculum requirements are met through free software.

Finding tabs with the awesome bar?

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: If it’s not rare for you to have 20, 30 or 40 tabs opened at a time, you know how much of a burden it can be to get back to the one you need.

today's leftovers

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News
  • CentOS position on systems intrusion at Red Hat

  • Using Elisa as your Ubuntu media center
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner in openSUSE
  • Empathize!
  • More Weekend Humor Of The Linux and Unix Variety
  • Has the Microsoft-Novell SUSE Certificates Affected Linux Virtualization Support?
  • Realizing the Promise of UC with Open Source
  • Using GNOME on a Small Screen
  • Open Source: The Key to a Software Meritocracy
  • OLPC kits out entire nation's kids with laptops
  • 9 Tips to Use Apachectl and Httpd like a Power User
  • 12 Resources for Free Open Source Tutorials and Tools
  • IT needs to retool tech workers for Linux growth

Demo Video of the XFCE Pre-seed

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The video shows the following: The Iceweasel brwser with Flash and Java plugins, The Thunar file manager with XDG directories, and Double-clicking an audio file to play it in MPlayer.

Also: Demo Video of the Gnome Pre-seed

New Adept coming for KDE

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Next week is feature freeze in Ubuntu land, so we are working hard on filling the distros with the necessary features. We got a new Adept in thanks to the excellent mornfall, so now people can install and upgrade and manage their packages again.

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    For the past year, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Only days ago, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And now, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic.
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  • GNU Hyperbole 6.0.1 for Emacs 24.4 to 25 is released
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    Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect themselves. But according to Silja Hund, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, communities can build resilience to water resource stress. Hund studies the occurrence and behavior of water. In particular, she studies rivers and streams. These have features (like water volume) that can change quickly. According to Hund, it is essential for communities to understand local water systems. Knowledge of water resources is helpful in developing effective water strategies. And one of the best ways to understand dynamic water bodies like rivers is to collect lots of data.